Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity 2021 - Penn Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity
University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The Penn Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is inviting application for the 2021 PennGGHE Postdoctoral Research Grant. With funding from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, this fellowship funding opportunity aims to help train basic and translational research scientist from groups which are traditionally under-represented in biomedical research (as outlined by the National Institutes of health) for up to three (3) years. The goal is to facilitate training in biomedical research that aims to elucidate genomic and environmental risk factors contributing to health disparities and development of diagnostics and therapeutics to translate this research into the clinic and help reduce the burden of health disparities across the globe.
The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender expression and/or identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other protected status.
Application Due Date:Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
HOW TO APPLY
Before applying, applicants must first identify a PENN-based faculty mentor whose research aligns well with the candidate’s research interest. You may start your search for a mentor by visiting the Penn Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity website faculty page here or any other Perelman School of Medicine departments or centers (e.g. Dept. Genetics, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Dept of Medicine) to select a faculty mentor. With the consent of the faculty member, prepare a 1-page personal statement and a 2-page research proposal to be submitted with the application package. All documents must be labeled in the header as applicant lastName_firstName_documentName (e.g. Smith_John_CV.pdf, Smith_John_researchStatement.pdf etc.)
What to submit:
Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication record.
1-page personal statement describing prior research accomplishments and how that has positioned you for this next phase of your career.
2-page research proposal outlining specific aims, research plan, and how your work helps to address health disparities.
A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation. One must be from your most recent supervisor/mentor.
Letter must be sent directly from the mentor/recommendation writer
Subject line of email: Candidate LAST NAME Support Letter Penn Global Genomics & Health Equity Fellowship (e.g. Doe Support Letter Penn Global Genomics & Health Equity Fellowship).
A letter from the PENN-based faculty member with similar research interest confirming their willingness to serve as the applicants’ primary mentor during the fellowship period. Faculty mentor should also outline proposed mentoring plan (one page single-spaced, and one-inch margin limit).
Where to send application:
Except for the recommendation letter that is to be sent directly from the recommendation writer, all other parts of the application should be sent as a single pdf file to PennGGHE@penmedicine.upenn.edu. Recommendation letter email should have the name of the applicant in the subject line and sent to the same email address.
Note: Fellowship application email must include in the subject “applicant LastNAME” Penn Global Genomics & Health Equity Fellowship Application.
Applicants must always include lastName in the subject line of all communications.
Open to all nationalities (no citizenship restriction).
Candidate must complete their requirements for PhD and/or MD by the fellowship start date.
Candidates must have completed their PhD and/or MD within the last four years.
Record of research productivity and appropriate skills for research.
Proposed research must focus on genetics/genomics research of diseases that show health disparities and/or genomic studies of groups traditionally under-represented in human genetic studies (e.g. see Sirugo, G., Williams, S.M., Tishkoff, S.A., The Missing Diversity in Human Genetic Studies, Cell 2019).
Candidate must be from a group under-represented in the biomedical sciences (see).
Research fit with selected training faculty.
About the Fellowship Program
Stipend/Salary set at NIH NRSA stipend level.
Annual allowance for travel to conferences (including hotel, airfare, food, and registration fees)
Potential support for 3-years. Support will initially be for 1 year. With satisfactory performance a 2nd and 3rdyear fellowship support may be granted.
Fellowship location will be at the University of Pennsylvania campus, Philadelphia (map), unless the research is of a global nature.